Chicago Small Business Awarded $5M Grant from State for Solar Cell Plant

14 Sep 2010 9:34 PM | Michelle Hickey
Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2010 -- MicroLink Devices, Inc. (, a Niles, IL-based semiconductor manufacturer, has been awarded a $5 million grant from the State of Illinois to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to produce high efficiency, light weight solar cells.

“We are thrilled with, and humbled by, this award,” says MicroLink President and CEO Dr. Noren Pan. “It says a lot about the potential for our technology to contribute to the important role that solar energy must play in the future of the U.S.”

MicroLink’s proprietary epitaxial lift off manufacturing process (ELO) allows their high efficiency solar cells to be more competitive with existing lower efficiency products. (continue)

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